Back pain may be a common malady among the U.S. population — but that doesn’t make it “normal.” In addition to the acute pain suffered as a result of auto accident injuries, sports injuries and other traumas, chronic pain from a spinal misalignment or degenerative condition can creep up on you over time, limiting your ability to work, play, sleep and generally enjoy life. Whatever the cause of your suffering, you need and deserve to experience relief, ideally without turning to invasive surgery or drugs. That’s where Simmons Specific Chiropractic can help by providing effective natural treatment options.
The back is not only the most important supportive structure in the body, it is also the most neurologically “packed” (aside from the brain). The spinal column houses the spinal cord and the major nerve branches that extend outward to relay signals to the rest of the body — so when something happens to damage or stress this sensitive nerve tissue, pain is frequently the result. A herniated disc, for instance, may pinch a nearby sciatic nerve root, causing not only back pain but also leg, buttock and foot pain. The back also relies on large muscle groups to help bend, twist and holds your body upright, and injury to these soft tissues can also produce back pain and stiffness. Typical back pain scenarios include:
- An auto accident or sports injury that jolts the spine out of its normal alignment while also tearing muscles and connective tissues?
- Age-related disc herniation, stenosis or spinal arthritis
- Chronic posture/alignment problems that throw your body off balance, straining muscles and putting extra wear and tear on joints
Natural Back Pain Relief from Our Midland Chiropractor
Some people turn to surgery from their back pain issues, only to find that the invasive procedures and lengthy recovery times pose their own challenges. Surgery tends to be permanent — and it sometimes does more harm than good. Our Midland chiropractor, Dr. Simmons, urges back pain sufferers to try non-invasive solutions first. He uses state-of-the-art digital spinography, an advanced chiropractic x-ray technique, to help pinpoint the exact cause of your back problem, enabling the most precise adjustments to correct an alignment or disc problem. By relieving nerve impingement symptoms at the source, you can experience lasting relief without taking painkillers or undergoing surgery.
Our chiropractor can also apply a variety of other methods to help you conquer your back pain. For instance, we may prescribe massage therapy to soothe muscle pain and help damaged tissues heal more rapidly, and corrective exercises to ensure that you regain optimal range of motion. If poor workplace ergonomics or other lifestyle issues contributed to your pain, we can recommend changes to help you stay pain free in your daily activities.
Call Simmons Specific Chiropractic Today
Call Simmons Specific Chiropractic at (989) 923-2225 to schedule a consultation with our chiropractor. We believe that no one should have to live with back pain!